she wants a ring?

kevin Smellaflange /

how many people have special trick to putting on 50cc

vintage 40 year old n.o.s. rings?

does any one break them all the time?

i used to use a clamp-on lighted desk magnifier.

iv'e never broken one yet, but i keep hearing stories about how difficult it is...

is it just rough handling?

smaller vintage rings should break easiest of all,

with less flex forgiveness.

Re: she wants a ring?

I use a pretty simple method .

Piston in hand or secured otherwise , one thumb on each ring end .

Spread the ring gently and slip it over the piston . Repeat if two rings .

Once every 10 years do I break a ring , if that often .(edited)

Re: she wants a ring?

I've not broken one yet. I do it the way PD says, top ring over the top of the piston, bottom ring over the skirts. I don't like skipping over grooves. I'm always way more nervous removing rings than installing. That's touchy; I've been fortunate thus far.

Re: she wants a ring?

its not always that easy. some pistons only have one ring. also im not sure if its possible to put on the ring upside down. Also its recommended to replace the ring every time you take out the piston from the cylinder. also if the ring isn't aligned with the dot it would probably break.

Re: she wants a ring?

An FG ring won't go on properly upside down as the pin is offset in the groove. It would not be able to compress enough to insert into the cylinder without breaking the ring ends.

Nobody replaces the ring every time the cylinder is removed, except racers.

And if you don't line up the pin with the ring ends, you bet it'll bust.

Re: she wants a ring?

> kenny s Wrote:

> -------------------------------------------------------

> its not always that easy. some pistons only have one ring. also im not

> sure if its possible to put on the ring upside down. Also its

> recommended to replace the ring every time you take out the piston from

> the cylinder. also if the ring isn't aligned with the dot it would

> probably break.

In what world would anyone replace rings every time a cylinder was removed ? Not even racers do that .

And , there are no dots to align with . There are locator pins that the ring has to mess with .

Re: she wants a ring?

kevin Smellaflange /

iv'e never heard of putting the bottom ring on from the skirt up until now as Seth B indicated.

i always thought that a ring would gouge up a skirt if put on any other way than ''top of the piston down''.

i thought that smaller rings would snap easier w/less room to spread.

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